Rallying four wide turning for home, CATCH THE SMOKE went to battle down the lane and came out on top to win this 4 1/2-furlong Maiden test by 1/2 length. Bred by C. Kidder and N. Cole, CATCH THE SMOKE is out of the Successful Appeal mare, Ad Litem. Yesterday, JUST CALL RAY won his debut at Churchill Downs.
Coming off a strong 47.60 four-furlong work here one week ago, JUST CALL RAY moved up to take the lead in midstretch and draw away late for a 1 3/4-length debut win at Churchill Downs. The first-crop 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN raced off the pace early, but not far back. JUST CALL RAY began to move closer to the frontrunners on the turn, challenged for the lead at the top of the stretch and proved to be best racing five furlongs. Bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, JUST CALL RAY is out of Rock Hard Cat, by Rock Hard Ten.
Coming off a close runner-up finish in his debut here, MOWINS took command near the top of the stretch and ran away from the competition in this open Maiden Special Weight by 6 3/4 lengths. The first-crop 2-year-old colt by MOHAYMEN dueled with another racing on the inside after breaking on top from post five. MOWINS disposed of that foe on the turn and proceeded to widen his winning margin to the wire racing five furlongs at Indiana Grand Race Course. Out of the Pure Prize mare, Prize Winner, he was bred by Michael E. Lauer & Penny S. Lauer, is trained by Michael Lauer for owners Clay Thoroughbreds and Penny Lauer.
On Day Two of the OBS June 2YOs and Horses of Racing Age Sale, a fancy filly by four-time GSW MOHAYMEN sold for $130,000. Bred by Reggie Beeson & Tim Beeson, hip 529, an April 1st foal, is the second registered foal out of March to Glory, by Marchfield. She worked a solid 10.1 for a furlong, only 2/5’s off the fastest time of the day at that distance. Her price was only eclipsed by a filly from the first crop of Practical Joke.
Making his first start, 2YO Whistlewhileyoumow (inside) battles gamely to win this $30,500 MSW becoming MOHAYMEN’s first winner at Prairie Meadows.
A multiple GSW at two and three, MOHAYMEN was represented by debuting Maiden Special Weight winner WHISTLEWHILEYOUWORK, who finished in a dead heat for first. Bred by Clearsky Farms out of Ever Nice (ARG), by Mutakddim, this first-crop 2-year-old broke well from the inside post to grab the lead. He was joined by another on the turn and battled the rest of the way to the wire going 4 1/2 furlongs at Prairie Meadows. Prior to his first start he worked a sharp :35.83 breeze from the gate last week.
On the second day of the annual Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YOs in Training Sale, Narvick Int’l selected a son of MOHAYMEN for $170,000. An April 30th foal, hip 583 was bred by Clearsky Farms out of Figureta (ARG), by The Leopard. During his under-tack session, the athletic colt worked :10 1/5, only a 1/5 second off the fastest time of the day at that distance.
On the last day of the four-day OBS Spring Sale of 2YOs, a colt by MOHAYMEN was purchased for $172,000. The second foal out of the very young Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lemon Frosted, hip 1006, a March 11th foal, was bred by Thomas Scucci & Renee Scucci and went to trainer Dermot Magner, agent. The sharp-looking colt worked :10 1/5, just 2/5 second off the fastest time of the day at the one-furlong distance.
At the one-day Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training, a colt from the first-crop of multiple GSW MOHAYMEN brought a final bid of $350,000 from Live Oak Plantation. Hip 166, bred by Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey, was consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds, agent, and is a May 6th foal out of the War Chant mare, Mayakoba. The colt was the highest price paid by Live Oak Plantation out of their three purchases.
At the OBS March sale, a filly from the first crop of MOHAYMEN brought a final bid of $165,000 from Little Red Feather Racing, agent John Dowd. Hip 50, a March 19th foal out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, worked :9 4/5, co-fastest at the furlong distance, at the under-tack session, and was bred by Kenneth D’Oyen. Also selling well was hip 514, a colt who went to Cromwell Bloodstock for $125,000. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker, the March 15th foal out of Gayatri, by War Chant, worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the fastest time of :9 4/5 for the session.
The first 2-year-olds in training sale preview of the season saw the appearance of the first crop by multiple GSW at 2 & 3 MOHAYMEN, and they worked extremely well. Highlights from the Under-Tack shows include: Hip 50 worked :9 4/5 for one furlong, the co-fastest time of the session at the distance. She is a filly out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, and bred by Kenneth D’Oyen. Hip 102 worked :10 1/5 for a furlong, just two ticks off the fastest time. The colt is out of More for Jill, by More Than Ready, and bred by Crowning Point Farm & Casa De Caballos. Hip 289 worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the bullet of :9 4/5. The colt is out of Tiz the Mambo, by Tiznow, and bred by Sycamore Bark Thoroughbreds, LLC. Hip 514 also worked :10 flat, only 1/5 off the fastest time of :9 4/5. The colt is out of Gayatri, by War Chant, and bred by Carrie Ann Walker. Please use the link provided to view the works of these promising individuals. https://www.obssales.com/2021/02/the-2021-march-sale/
A filly from the first crop of multiple GSW MOHAYMEN worked :9 4/5, co-fastest at the furlong distance, in the first under-tack session of the OBS March 2YO Sale. Hip 50, the athletic filly out of Lets Dance Charlie, by Indian Charlie, is consigned to the sale by Paul Sharp, agent. A March 19th foal, she was bred in Kentucky by Kenneth D’Oyen and sells on Tuesday, March 16, the first day of the two-day event. Please click on the link below to watch her Under-Tack Video.
Mohaymen ranks among leaders in all categories; 1st 2YOs race this year
At the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale, MOHAYMEN led all first-crop sires with the highest priced individual sold. Hip 844, a gray or roan colt, brought a final bid of $315,000 from Frank Smith, agent, on behalf of Tom D’Ambra’s Trade Winds Farm. Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, for Redly Bloodstock, the May 10th foal out of Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold, was bred by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean and Pope McLean, Jr. Said Smith after the purchase, “I’m glad we got him. He was the big horse.”
First-crop yearlings by multiple Graded stakes winner MOHAYMEN sold well at the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Sale which propelled him to be the second ranked leading sire by average. With two offered and two sold, he was led by the $70,000 filly purchase by Naseer Fasihuddin. Hip 217, a March 16th foal out of the stakes-placed Distorted Humor mare, Alseera, was bred by Terry C. Lovingier and consigned to the sale by his Lovacres Ranch. Going for $50,000 to Red Barons Barn / Rancho Temescal was hip 123, a January 18th foal out of the Indian Charlie mare, Quick Wampum. The colt was bred by Richard Barton Enterprises & Robert Traynor and consigned by Barton Thoroughbreds, agent. For the sale, MOHAYMEN yearlings averaged $60,000, ahead of such sires as Sky Mesa and Stay Thirsty.
At this year’s Keeneland September sales, first-crop yearlings by multiple Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN are seeing good returns. Purchased by John Oxley for $120,000 was hip 1652, a filly bred by Clearsky Farms out of Afillyation, by Gimmeawink. It was only the second horse that Oxley had purchased at the sale up to that point. Another filly, hip 3046, out of March to Glory, by Marchfield, bred by Reggie Beeson & Tim Beeson, brought $75,000 by Sam Costanzo, and a gray/roan colt out of Bashoosha, by Distorted Humor, bred by Lannister Holdings, brought $70,000 from Vortex Racing. To date, including the Fasig-Tipton Selected Showcase and the Keeneland September sales, MOHAYMEN is ranked among the Top Five First-Crop Sires of yearlings by median price ($72,500), and seventh by average ($73,500).
Multiple Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN had his first crop represented at the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase with three sold averaging $106,667, finishing just one slot out of the top five active freshman sires. His average was higher than some well established sires showing that his first crop yearlings are well worth taking a look at. Hip 619, a March 15th foal was purchased by Brick City Thoroughbreds for $125,000. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker, the colt is out of the unraced War Chant mare, Gayatri, and was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent. Also bringing six figures and selling four hips later was 623, an April 6th foal bred and consigned by Buck Pond Farm, as agent. Out of the Smart Strike mare, Gold Glimmer, the gray or roan colt brought a final bid of $100,000 from Hideyuki Mori.
Fountain of Youth S.-G2 and Holy Bull S.-G2 winner MOHAYMEN will be represented by his first crop at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected Yearlings Showcase, September 9 and 10, and Keeneland’s September Yearlings Sale, September 17 through 25. He has five selected individuals at Fasig-Tipton, and 24 at Keeneland. Last year MOHAYMEN’s first-crop weanlings were offered at the mixed sales and he finished in the top ten of all first-crop sires by average and median. He was represented at the Fasig-Kentucky Kentucky November Sale with a $145,000 colt.
ENFORCEABLE kicked off his 3-year-old campaign with a late rally to win the $200,000 Lecomte S.-G3. It is the second Graded stakes race of the year on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” and he is ranked among BloodHorse’s Steve Haskin’s first Derby Dozen. Last year he ran third in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders’ Futurity behind Maxfield and Gouverneur Morris. ENFORCEABLE is a full brother to Shadwell stallion four-time Graded winner MOHAYMEN, who won the Holy Bull S.-G2 and Fountain of Youth S.-G2, and was beaten a head for third by Gun Runner in the Kentucky Derby-G1. Out of the multiple GSW Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie, MOHAYMEN is also a full brother to the 4-year-old Kingly, who won the G3 La Jolla H. and California Derby, and is a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, sire of Eclipse Award 2019 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Maximum Security.
With first-crop weanlings offered in this season’s mixed sales, multiple Graded stakes winner MOHAYMEN finished in the top ten of all first-crop sires by average and median. He was represented at the Fasig-Kentucky Kentucky November Sale with a $145,000 colt (hip 71) out of Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold. He was bred by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr., and purchased by Redly Bloodstock. At Keeneland November, MOHAYMEN had a $75,000 colt go to Lannon Lane Bloodstock. Out of the Distorted Humor mare, Bashoosha, hip 511 was bred by Lannister Holdings. And the highest priced weanling in the final five sessions of the sale was another colt by MOHAYMEN. Bred by Carrie Ann Walker out of the War Chant mare, Gayatri, hip 3904 sold for $70,000 to J & S Racing. Overall, his first-crop weanlings averaged $46,363, had a median of $43,000, with 11 sold from 15 offered.
KINGLY, bred and co-owned by Clearsky Farms and trained by Bob Baffert, set all the pace to win the La Jolla H.-G3 on the Jimmy Durante turf course at Del Mar. After dueling early with the runner-up, KINGLY moved out to take a 3 1/2-length lead after the first half mile. Challenged again on the far turn, he was able to open up again at the top of the stretch and remained in front to the wire to take this 1 1/16-mile event by a neck. KINGLY won his only start at two, and earlier this year won the California Derby and placed in the G3 Los Alamitos Derby-G3 and El Camino Real Derby. By Tapit, he is a full brother to multiple Graded stakes winner at two and three and Shadwell stallion MOHAYMEN, and a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner and G1 sire New Year’s Day, sire of Haskell Inv. S.-G1 and Florida Derby-G1 winner Maximum Security.
Four-time Grade 2 winner MOHAYMEN’s first reported foal is a colt born January 29th at Hidden Brook Farm near Paris, Kentucky. Bred by Danica Cochran, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Taleoftheprincess. The mare is out of the stakes winner Frost Princess, who is half-sister to graded-placed stakes winner Bundling (by Believe It), stakes-placed Moony Moony (Cahill Road), and multiple stakes producer Good Lovin’ (by Smarten). MOHAYMEN covered a full book last season, with 94 mares reported in foal.
“His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has elected to retire his brilliant two-year-old and near millionaire, MOHAYMEN,” reported Rick Nichols, Vice-President/General Manager of Shadwell Farm. He continued, “he will stand at Nashwan Stud on Shadwell Farm in 2018 for a fee of $7,500 live foal.”
A multiple graded stakes-winning son of Tapit, MOHAYMEN, won his first five career starts, including an undefeated juvenile season that saw victories in the Nashua S.-G2 and Remsen S.-G2 in addition to his debut win at Belmont Park. At three, MOHAYMEN established himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby with impressive wins in the Holy Bull S.-G2 and the Fountain of Youth S.-G2 at Gulfstream Park, which on both occasions he dispatched his rivals with ease. MOHAYMEN ran a very respectable race when fourth in the Kentucky Derby-G1 won by the reigning juvenile champion Nyquist, finishing just a head behind Gun Runner and ahead of the top two finishers in the Belmont S.-G1. He retires with earnings of $998,417.
“MOHAYMEN was a very talented racehorse, and is an extremely smart individual,” said trainer
Kiaran McLaughlin. “He was definitely one of the best 2-year-olds I’ve ever trained.”
Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, MOHAYMEN is by Tapit out of the Dixie Union mare Justwhistledixie. He is a half-brother Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1 winner New Year’s Day, who is already experiencing success with his first runners this year. MOHAYMEN was a $2.2 million co-sale topping yearling at Keeneland September in 2014, where he was purchased by
Sheikh Hamdan. Aptly named, the english translation from arabic of Mohaymen is Dominate.
For more information contact Kent Barnes at Nashwan Stud, (859) 224-4585.